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Best Wireless Speakers for TV

Why do you need wireless speakers for TVs? When it comes to sound quality, the built-in speakers you’ll find on most TVs are lacking substantially. Most people will opt to supplement the built-in TV speakers with either a surround sound system or by adding a soundbar. If that’s what you’re after, you’ll want to skip ahead to the “Soundbars and Home Theater Systems” section of this article

The other dilemma many households face is when one person has a hard time hearing, but everyone else can hear just fine. Simply turning up the volume for that person to hear means it will be way too loud of all the others. That’s where portable TV speakers come in.

Rather than just making the audio louder, these speakers feature dialogue enhancements. This enables speech to sound clearer and easier to hear over the background and special effect sounds. Because they’re portable, you are able to place the speaker right beside you, bringing the sound even closer. Additionally, these speakers allow you to connect headphones. This is particularly useful in the case where one person needs sound enhancement and the other does not.

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Why Did We Select These Speakers?

When we were researching the products for this list, we decided that there were two markets within this niche. Those looking for assistive technology to help here dialogue better, and those looking to improve their current sound setup.

When it comes to assistive technology, we understand that being able to hear the TV more clearly is your goal. We selected speakers that focus on bringing the sound closer to you. The first three speakers are portable for up to 100ft away from their receivers. They allow you to change the tone of the dialogue to help those with poor frequency perception.

When selecting our list of soundbars to improve your current sound setup, we specifically looked at the Bluetooth and wireless offering, if the speaker has aptX Low Latency codec, and the available connections in case you have latency issues. We have made sure that the assistive technology speakers provide you with some freedom. The minimum connectivity range is 30 feet from the audio source.

The soundbars on our list do not have every connection as listed above. Some only use Bluetooth, others use Bluetooth and Wifi, and for each speaker, there is a different combination. Be sure to read the descriptions carefully before making your decision.

Understanding Wireless Speakers for TV

Wireless speakers are loudspeakers that receive audio signals using radio frequency (RF waves) rather than audio cables. The two most popular RF frequencies that support audio transmission to wireless speakers for TVs include a variation of Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11. In contrast, others depend on Bluetooth to transmit audio data to the receiving speaker.

There are two different configurations involving audio transmission because some TVs don’t have Bluetooth. Wireless speakers that work with non-Bluetooth TVs are composed of two units. The main speaker unit combines the loudspeaker itself with an RF receiver and an RF transmitter unit.

The transmitter connects to the audio output of any audio devices such as a TV, hi-fi equipment, computer, etc. An RCA plug is normally used to achieve this. The receiver (the speaker) is positioned where the listener wants the sound to be. Providing the freedom to move the wireless speakers around without using cables. Most modern television now comes with Bluetooth and can now connect with your speakers seamlessly.

This is possible because the TV’s Bluetooth and the speakers enable communicating and exchanging data over short distances, less than 10m or 30ft. The Bluetooth technology sends and receives radio waves in a band of 79 different frequencies (channels) centered on 2.45 GHz.

These are usually ultra-compact, portable speakers with a base station at the TV or audio source and then the portable speaker itself.

These portable TV speakers are not excessively loud and are simply meant to bring the sound closer to someone’s ears so they don’t have to have to put the volume on full blast on the TV or strain to hear. Most portable TV speakers have a headphone output so the listener has the choice of using the speaker or listening on headphones.

Rather than Bluetooth or WiFi, the base station or transmitter and speaker will connect via a pre-programmed radiofrequency. Usually in the UHF frequency range. Essentially, this is like picking up a radio station. The benefits of UHF, as opposed to Bluetooth, are a much better range (around 100ft) and better connectivity with less dropout.

Our Pick!

simolio wireless tv speaker

Simolio Digital Wireless TV Speaker

This device specifically targets seniors and those facing hearing difficulties to provide an immersive yet comfortable listening experience without disturbing those around you.

Simolio is one of the few portable wireless TV speakers which come with a digital optical input. The speaker takes both optical and ⅛ inch AUX at the base station. This is a great value-add as it eliminates the need for purchasing an additional device to convert from digital to analog.

The Avantree Torus portable speaker consists of so many features and, at the same time, beats its competitors in terms of pricing. This product ranks 1st regarding price, functionality, and features it possesses.

The Audio Fox wireless speakers function with a transmitter possessing spectrum hopping technology between 30 channels. This aids in finding the clearest 2.4Mhz frequency available. This connectivity allows for latency to be considerably less than a Bluetooth speaker.

The Sereonic Speaker has audio streamed in real-time in a high-fidelity fashion, eliminating any lag or audio to visual delays. One can expect crystal-clear, outstanding quality that is well suited for any style of film, music, or spoken word. Thanks to an adjustable voice tone enhancement software to accommodate tonal adjustments, assisting those with limited frequency perception or poorly recorded media. 

List of Portable Wireless Speakers for TV

1. Simolio Wireless Portable TV Speaker

simolio wireless tv speaker

Radio-Frequency Range

The Simolio Digital Wireless TV Speaker is great value for money. The extras include two power adapters, headphones with earpieces, RCA to a ⅛ inch cable, a ⅛ inch to ⅛ inch cable, and an optical cable. Simolio is also one of the few portable wireless TV speakers which come with a digital optical input. The speaker takes both optical and ⅛ inch AUX at the base station. This is a great value-add as it eliminates the need for purchasing an additional device to convert from digital to analog. The Simolio takes both optical and ⅛ inch AUX at the base station.

There is a high/mid/low tone control on the rear of the portable speaker. High works well with dialogue-heavy audio content while the mid and low settings can be switched between for movies and music. A single large on/off/volume control makes it easy to switch the speaker on and off or adjust the volume.

Both the base station and portable speaker have AC power inputs. Simolio has been generous enough to supply you with two power adapters, one for each unit. Having a power adapter for the portable speaker means you don’t have to remember to place the speaker on the base station to recharge the battery. If you intend to use the speaker in the same position near a power socket, this extra power for the speaker is a convenient extra.

Read our full review of the Simolio Wireless Speaker.


2. Sereonic Portable Wireless TV Speakers

SEREONIC Portable Wireless TV Speakers Review

Radio-Frequency Range

American audio manufacturers Serene have released their TV-Soundbox Wireless Speaker, which provides comfortable listening for all; however, this device specifically targets seniors and those facing hearing difficulties. This unit can be easily paired to your TV or cable box by connecting the accompanied wireless transmitter to your source device using HDMI, optical, or RCA audio cable. The speaker can then be placed anywhere within 100 feet wherever you see fit.

The audio is streamed in real-time in a high-fidelity fashion, eliminating any lag or audio to visual delays. One can expect crystal-clear, outstanding quality that is well suited for any style of film, music, or spoken word. Thanks to an adjustable voice tone enhancement software to accommodate tonal adjustments, assisting those with limited frequency perception or poorly recorded media.

The Sereonic Soundbox can perform at high volumes while maintaining a warm and natural acoustic character. A handy sleep timer function is included on the device, which gradually lowers the output volume of your chosen media over the course of 60 minutes, permitting sleepy viewers to rest easily and remove the risk of a rude awakening by loud explosive action scenes on the TV. Additionally, the volume control operates independently from your TV set, and a pair of headphones or earbuds can be connected to the receiver/speaker part of the device for private listening.

Read our full review of the Sereonic Portable Wireless TV Speaker.


3. Audio Fox Wireless Speakers for TV

Audio Fox Wireless TV Speakers

Radio-Frequency Range

Audio Fox designed this speaker for people who need individual volume control without the inconvenience and segregation of earphones. The customizable steel ties encased in vinyl are used to hold and position the speakers on the rear of your seat at the ideal distance from your ears.

It utilizes a wide range of broad-spectrum hopping technology between 30 channels to find the clearest 2.4Mhz recurrence available to provide a frequency range of 100 feet. These speakers do not need a view of the transmitter like numerous different items available that use infra-red innovation.

It was designed with the hard-on hearing, those with contrasting volume inclinations, gamers, and the afternoon dozers in mind. The design incorporates volume control and mute buttons found on each individual speaker. Plug the transmitter into your TV’s sound out port and a 110V electrical plug, power up your collector, and you have individual volume control while others can tune in at their ideal level. It is compatible with any TV audio.


4. Avantree Torus

Avantree Torus

Radio-Frequency Range

With a weight of 0.57 lbs, the speaker comes with great 3D sound output from its full-range speakers on both sides of your neck. It encompasses your ears to deliver 3D surround sound quality. It also possesses an aptX Low Latency codec wiping out lip-sync delay while watching your favorite shows or movies.

The lightweight remote neck speaker with retractable earbuds circles delicately around your neck and lays on your shoulders, giving an agreeable and secure fit allowing the user to be mobile. Change to the earbuds when you need privacy and don’t want to upset others. This is all combined with cutting-edge aptX-HD for sound data transfer, bringing about a “better-than-CD” listening experience using Bluetooth technology.


Non-portable wireless speakers for TV include soundbars and home theater systems that offer wireless input connectivity. In most cases, this is a Bluetooth or WiFi connection. For multiple speaker systems, the wireless connectivity extends to the speakers, meaning reduced or no speaker cables.

The technology for speakers to be completely wireless is still fairly advanced so you won’t find this kind of system for less than a few hundred dollars. In most of the less expensive systems, the rear surrounds will connect to a satellite decoder/receiver via speaker cable. Only the advanced high-end home theater systems will have independent wireless connectivity to each individual speaker.

As you can see from the above, wireless speakers for TV could mean wireless on the input or output end. Most speakers offer a wireless input but not many connect wirelessly to replace speaker cables and of course, you will still need a power cable. Therefore, no “wireless” speaker for TV is ever completely wireless, as it needs to plug into a power source.

Our Pick!

Bose Smart Soundbar 900

Bose Smart Soundbar 900

The Bose smart soundbar 900 pushes the envelope for what a well-rounded operating system on a soundbar should look and sound like. The Bose 900 also possesses a supreme sound quality, accommodating Dolby and stereo sonics.

The Bose smart soundbar 900 pushes the envelope for what a well-rounded operating system on a soundbar should look and sound like. With voice control options that interact with Alexa for built-in voice assistance, the bose 900 makes it easier to control the room with just your voice. The Bose 900 also possesses a supreme sound quality, accommodating Dolby and stereo sonics.

Regarding the above products, two products deserve to be mentioned concerning latency. The Bose 900 would be our primary choice for latency via Bluetooth connectivity. Still, the Bestisan soundbar has duality in being a wireless soundbar with the option of RCA/auxiliary cable connection, which helps combat latency.

Speakers are categorized as output devices. The Bestisan soundbar changes because it acts as a speaker with an inbuilt transmitter to connect to a TV without Bluetooth. The Bestisan is the only speaker that serves as a TV speaker with Bluetooth input through this definition.

The JBL 9.1 comprises three interlinked speakers, including a subwoofer. This system is one of a kind, and the detachable speakers can be placed within the room in range to the soundbar system and Bluetooth connectivity.

List of Non-Portable Wireless Speakers for TV

1. New Bose Smart Soundbar 900

Bose Smart Soundbar 900

Radio-Frequency Range

The latest soundbar from Bose now comes with exclusively designed dipole speakers working with Bose advancements. The soundbar system facilitates Dolby Atmos, bringing cinema sound quality closer to home. Some of the company’s advancements include the Bose TrueSpace spatial processing. This helps in allowing the Bluetooth speaker to analyze signals in stereo or 5.1 and then upmixes them, creating a 7-channel audio experience with height in the soundscape. Technology that hasn’t been seen in a wireless Bluetooth speaker before.

With Alexa and Google Assistant incorporated into the remote Bluetooth soundbar, you’re in control of your home entertainment using voice commands alone. The soundbar’s other connectivity technologies include Bluetooth, HDMI, Wi-Fi, and optical technology. It also comes with features such as Apple AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect to wirelessly stream whatever music you want.

When unboxing, download the Bose Music app to set up your Bluetooth soundbar speaker, set up Voice4Video, and browse your music in one place. It’s another simple way to control and group compatible Bose products.


2. Bestisan Soundbar

Bestisan Soundbar

Radio-Frequency Range

The Bestisan Soundbar is a 100 watt, 40-Inch-deep bass soundbar designed to fill a room up with its sound output. This equates up to 105db in sound volume. With a weight of just under 10 pounds, the Bestisan soundbar has more than enough volume power to get the party going or to bring the real-life theater experience right to your living room.

This is all made possible through four 3 inch full-range drivers, which are supplemented by 2.35-inch twin tweeters, making up for the whole speaker unit. It comes with various sound effect modes highlighting the sound effects of different occasions. With a wired and wireless connection, you can utilize the latest version of Bluetooth from 33ft away or connect with the in-unit 3.5 mm, RCA, and optical inputs.


3. Sonos Beam (Gen 2)

Sonos Beam (Gen 2)

Radio-Frequency Range

The Sonos Beam generation 2 now comes with Dolby atoms. An all-encompassing sound perfect for shows, motion pictures, and games. The soundbar size is 2.72 x 25.63 x 3.94 inches and weighs about 4.4 pounds. Within this ultra-lightweight speaker comes with it five powerful internal speakers.

Control is simple with the Sonos application, your voice, and Apple AirPlay 2; you can navigate through all the functions of the Sonos Beam. It comes with advanced sound features such as “Night Sound” to reduce the intensity of loud effects and enhance quieter ones. Requires a TV that upholds Dolby Atmos and Atmos-encoded content. The product will come with only two cables and step-by-step guidance from the Sonos app.


4. JBL Bar 9.1

JBL Bar 9.1

Radio-Frequency Range

The Sonos Beam generation 2 now comes with Dolby atoms. An all-encompassing sound perfect for shows, motion pictures, and games. The soundbar size is 2.72 x 25.63 x 3.94 inches and weighs about 4.4 pounds. Within this ultra-lightweight speaker comes with it five powerful internal speakers.

Control is simple with the Sonos application, your voice, and Apple AirPlay 2; you can navigate through all the functions of the Sonos Beam. It comes with advanced sound features such as “Night Sound” to reduce the intensity of loud effects and enhance quieter ones. Requires a TV that upholds Dolby Atmos and Atmos-encoded content. The product will come with only two cables and step-by-step guidance from the Sonos app.


What Makes a TV Speaker Wireless

Wireless speakers are loudspeakers that receive audio signals using radio frequency (RF waves) rather than audio cables. The two most popular RF frequencies that support audio transmission to wireless loudspeakers include a variation of Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11. In contrast, others depend on Bluetooth to transmit audio data to the receiving speaker.

There are two different configurations involving audio transmission because some TVs don’t have Bluetooth. Wireless speakers that work with non-Bluetooth TVs are composed of two units. The main speaker unit combines the loudspeaker itself with an RF receiver and an RF transmitter unit.

The transmitter connects to the audio output of any audio devices such as a TV, hi-fi equipment, computer, etc. An RCA plug is normally used to achieve this. The receiver (the speaker) is positioned where the listener wants the sound to be. Providing the freedom to move the wireless speakers around without using cables. Most modern television now comes with Bluetooth and can now connect with your speakers seamlessly.

This is possible because the TV’s Bluetooth and the speakers enable communicating and exchanging data over short distances, less than 10m or 30ft. The Bluetooth technology sends and receives radio waves in a band of 79 different frequencies (channels) centered on 2.45 GHz.

How Wireless Connectivity Affects Audio Signal

In comparison to Bluetooth, a transmitter and speaker will connect via a pre-programmed radiofrequency. Usually in the UHF frequency range. Essentially, this is like picking up a radio station. The benefits of UHF, as opposed to Bluetooth, are a much better range (around 100ft) and better connectivity with less dropout.

Latency within wireless connectivity In a Bluetooth audio chain, you have a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter sends the audio signal to the receiver. This audio signal uses a specific bandwidth to “travel” from source to destination. The bigger the audio signal’s file size, the more bandwidth it needs to get to the receiver.

When using a wired connection or an aux cable, latency is reduced to 5 to 10ms (milliseconds). When the same file is transferred via wireless connectivity, especially with Bluetooth, the latency can increase to 100-300ms. It needs to be said that Bluetooth technology has drastically improved since its introduction in 2000. Since then, the variables that affect sound quality in conjunction with wireless Bluetooth connections have decreased.

Some of the things that can still affect audio signal and latency are:

  • Distance between source and receiver. For every device, there’s a maximum amount of distance you can get away from the audio source before you start losing connection. It’s not only about the range your headphones can handle too. While most Bluetooth headphones can now go as far as 10 meters, walls and other similar forms of physical blockage can prevent you from enjoying the full range of the headphones.
  • Bluetooth codec is an algorithm that compresses, encodes, and decodes digital audio data during the compression stage. It reduces the file size of the audio data, so it meets the specifications of the bandwidth. Several Bluetooth audio codecs are available, and each has its own unique formula for compressing and transmitting audio data. It’s important to note that some codecs are better than others when it comes to streaming music over Bluetooth. You can learn more about Bluetooth audio specs and source which codecs will be best for your Bluetooth headphones to ensure a smoother listening experience. The Bluetooth codec of your headphones should match the codec of your audio source.
  • Bluetooth versions are all not created equal. There have been significant improvements within the technology and incorporated throughout the years. The latest standard move to version 5.0 can process audio data faster than previous versions, leading to shorter latency times and better sound quality. However, like Bluetooth audio codecs having headphones with the latest Bluetooth versions won’t always guarantee smooth playback with your headphones and audio sources. The Bluetooth version from the output (speaker) system must match the version sending the data to the output. If not, you will only enjoy the features of whichever Bluetooth version is lower regardless of whether the output speaker has the latest version of Bluetooth.

Wireless Bluetooth speakers have received considerable criticism as the years have gone by. This is mainly about RF interference with other signals sources like cordless phones and the relatively low sound qualities some models deliver. But with the expansion of Bluetooth technology, devices can automatically detect and connect to one another. This can simultaneously happen with eight devices communicating with each other simultaneously. They can avoid interference with other devices because of 79 available channels made available to them.

If two devices are corresponding, they pick a channel randomly, and if that’s already taken, it randomly switches another channel. The development of this technique is known as spread-spectrum frequency hopping. With such improvements, wireless speakers have gained popularity with consumers, and a growing number of models are actively marketed as small and portable.

Our Pick!

Wireless speakers for TV Simolio

Simolio Digital Wireless TV Speaker

This device specifically targets seniors and those facing hearing difficulties to provide an immersive yet comfortable listening experience without disturbing those around you.

Wireless Speakers for TV – Update Log

  • Feb 28, 2022 – All products on the list have been updated with the latest models. We have also added in information on “The things that can still affect audio signal and latency”
  • Oct 27, 2021 – Updated Sonos for a newly released product
  • Oct 25, 2021 – Replaced the Serene Innovations TV Soundbox with the Sereonic Wireless TV Speaker
  • May 28, 2021 – Replaced products with newer models
  • May 22, 2021 – Updated layout
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Matt is a sound engineer and self-confessed vinyl-junkie! His work as a sound engineer includes both live production and venue installations. While traveling the world, Matt shares his knowledge and expertise with us!

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